Oktofest | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BB1313 on 08-01-2013

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oktofest brewed by The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works. This Oktoberfest pours out a nice brown color with a small white head. I really like the copper color of this brew. The ABV of Oktofest is 6.00%, not much lacing to this brew. Now the smell of this Oktoberfest is rich with roasted grians and malts. There is also a nice sweetness and some hops to the smell of this brew. The look and the smell of this Oktoberfest is really inviting. Now for the taste , it is bold but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on the roasted grians and malts. Then there is a nice light hop finish. This is a nice rich roasted malts and grains brew. There is a lot going on in this brew. I really like how smooth this Oktoberfest brew goes down. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a real nice balance to it. The mouth feel of Oktofest is roasted , bold, smooth and refreshing. It is also hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Oktofest 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works, did a real nice job with this Oktoberfest brew. If you are a fan of roasted brews look this one up.

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4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RuebenRox
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure if it's the small batches they brew or the higher abv with 6% and 23 IBUs but this beer has character all day. It's Oktofest, the German American fest bier meant to be drank by the sixer. Overall impression is I like this beer, let's start with the appearance, nutty aromatics sugars seem balanced with earthy/herbal hops. I'm loving life in this moment with this beer, it's everything I want from an Ofest. Crisp, drinkable, and everlasting refreshing thirst quenching. Well brewed clean and meant for a 1/2 to whole liter, go get some clean no residual sugars left on the palate it has enough alcohol to keep you interested and enough balance to drink all day.

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Copper golden yellow with tan tint. Nice foamy 1 inch head and lots of lacing.

Smell - German malts and yeasts, caramel, bready, grainy. A sour dough like aroma mixed with some grapes, lemon and some spices.

Taste - First sip starts off with classic marzen sweet and malty notes, but this beer has a strong grapefruit and sugary backbone. Very bready and grassy, almost farmhouse like. Some added sugars and spices gives it a nice sweet flavor. The finish is crisp, clean and smooth.

Mouthfeel - Malts and yeasts coats the tongue along with sweet sugars. Palate gets more of the same with a little more sweetness and sour notes. The aftertaste is crisp, malty and a little sweet.

Overall - Really nice, smooth, easy to drink and plenty of flavor. I really like the crisp and clean feel this beer has along with some good yeasty german notes. You don't have to be a fan of marzen octoberfest beers to enjoy this one.

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Photo of Brenden
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's a strong look to this beer, at least for the style, though the body is on the moderate lighter side of the scale. It's almost orange but a few shades closer to yellow, deep and clear. On top grows and rests a heavy, pocked pillow of yellow-tinted head, which retains itself for the duration and casts down strong patching as it falls.
The aroma is pretty strong, offering something earthy up front, not quite spicy but almost. Along with the earth is some bread, doughy but with a nice, toasty aspect, and caramel. The sweetness is moderate and complex, with a bit of vanilla sneaking in and toffee. There's a light nutty sort of something, and hops are present in a mostly floral note with some herbal notes complementing.
It loses a little bit of the toast and the complexity of the sweetness, but this is a good Marzen for sure. Breads are doughy and with the hops are more like sourdough. Herbal and floral hops notes are still present, complementing and balancing the caramel sweetness, while just a hint of toffee also comes out.
The feel is bright, crisp and clean in a medium body with a steady carbonation, and pretty smooth to boot.

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Photo of BB1313
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent copper with a slight haze; fluffy white head fades and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of caramel malts. Lots of bread and grains. The flavors match the nose and are pretty vibrant. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. There's hints of chocolate and toffee as well. There's a kiss of hops giving it a subtle spiciness. There's some grass in the mix as well, giving it an earthiness. Very clean flavors. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation; very smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Very easy to drink.

This is a great example of the style. I will look forward to enjoying this one once the weather becomes a little cooler and the leaves start to fall. Well crafted. Recommended.

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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +8.1%

As for an Oktoberfest, this ranks amongst my very favorite. It seems to me to exemplify the style as it sticks to the strong malty flavor the season calls for. The malt starts a bit sweet with full on barley taste. The flavor than shows up grainy with a bit of toasted biscuit and nut. Perhaps not worth $18 a sixer but we'll worth $6 a pint.

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe I'm just in the mood (which I rarely am for this style), but this one is working for me. I grew tired of this style a long time ago. I seldom drink more than one or two (and all I have of this is one).

It looks pretty, like these should. All amber and small bubbles. Th aroma is sweet and almost perfumed. Nice and different.

The taste is sweet and malty and slightly yeasty. My first impression was "classic marzen." The aftertaste is clean and the burp is nice and malty.

Overall I like the experience and find this to be an excellent representation of the style.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oktofest from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 53.5% out of 100 with 99 ratings
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